Prelude to Scandal: Liberia and Fernando Po, 1880–1930

@article{Sundiata1974PreludeTS,
  title={Prelude to Scandal: Liberia and Fernando Po, 1880–1930},
  author={Ibrahim K. Sundiata},
  journal={The Journal of African History},
  year={1974},
  volume={15},
  pages={97 - 112}
}
  • I. Sundiata
  • Published 1 January 1974
  • History
  • The Journal of African History
In 1923–30 the League of Nations investigated the shipment of migrant labour between Liberia and the Spanish island colony of Fernando Po. Although the League concentrated its attention on Liberia, a closer examination reveals labour abuse as very much the product of conditions on Fernando Po itself. In the last quarter of the nineteenth century, black planters on the island shifted from palm oil trading to cocoa cultivation. Dependence on migrant labour and increasing competition from… 
Commerce, Christianity and the Origins of the ‘Creoles’ of Fernando Po
  • M. Lynn
  • History
    The Journal of African History
  • 1984
During the early and middle years of the nineteenth century a Creole elite emerged on the island of Fernando Po. The origins of this lay in the fact that for the thirty years after 1827 the island
Polish colonial aspirations in Africa: The Maritime and Colonial League in Angola and Liberia, c.1920-1939
The Polish colonial movement in the inter-war period was a complex social and political phenomenon. The assessment of the movement presented in this thesis sheds light on its place in the history of
Emigration from Western Africa, 1807–1940
When the abolitionists achieved the suppression of the British slave-trade in 1807, they believed that a brave new world of free labour was opening up for Africa. Although they thought mainly in
Poland's Colonial Aspirations and the Question of a Mandate over Liberia, 1933–1939
Abstract This article examines Poland's political and economic involvement in Liberia in the 1930s in an attempt to address the question of how countries that were not classical colonial powers were
African and European Cocoa Producers on Fernando Póo, 1880s to 1910s
The decline of the Creole or Fernandino planters of Fernando Póo came later and was less severe than has sometimes been said, while the indigenous Bubi inhabitants played a far greater role in the
The imperial mind
In 1913, Africa as a whole accounted for about 7 per cent and 10 per cent respectively of the external trade of Britain and France. By and large, the overriding concern of the colonial powers was to
Ethiopia and the Horn
Ten years after defeating the Italians at Adowa in 1896, the Christian monarchy of Ethiopia was more powerful than it had been at any time since the fifteenth century. The provinces north of the
Slavery after slavery: The debate on compulsory labor in the constitution of international organizations process in the interwar period
This article deals with the way in which the international organizations that emerged after World War I managed the issue of slavery and forced labor, creating areas to discuss these practices, as
Civil Death in the Dominion of Freedom: Liberia and the Logic of Capital
This paper is concerned with how a particular logic informed the articulation of ‘Liberia’ from its conception as an idea of liberty at the beginning of the nineteenth century to its consolidation as
African diaspora and the circulation of language: Cuban and Afro-Cuban loanwords in Equatorial Guinea
Abstract When in 1861 nearly 200 emancipated black Cubans settled in the “Barrio Congo” of Fernando Po to work in public construction, a process of language contact initiated. Four years later, a few
...
...

References

SHOWING 1-10 OF 10 REFERENCES
Liberia and the Universal Negro Improvement Association: The background to the abortion of Garvey's scheme for African colonization
  • M. B. Akpan
  • History, Political Science
    The Journal of African History
  • 1973
In July 1924, the Liberian government suddenly banned the Universal Negro Improvement Association from Liberia, and this after over four years of apparent co-operation with the Association in its
Travels in West Africa
Unique perspective: Until 1893, Mary Kingsley led a secluded life in Victorian England. At age 30 however, Kingsley defied convention and arranged a trip to west Africa to collect botanical samples
A Modern Slavery
Africa and the islands
The Republic of Liberia
  • J. Mower
  • History
    The Journal of Negro History
  • 1947
The Republic of Liberia is one of those places that everyone has heard about, and that is about all. High school geography teaches us that Monrovia was named after President Monroe, that the original